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Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 with These Boston Events

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts What better way to ring in the Year of the Rat than with free admission […]

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Steals the Show With Its Latest Pre-Broadway Premiere

It’s a highly anticipated show with plenty of celeb cachet: In February, real-life spouses Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick will portray three different couples […]

Arts & Entertainment

Why There’s a Giant Egyptian Statue on City Hall Plaza

Without warning or explanation, a grand and eye-catching figure that seems plucked from the bowels of an Egyptian pyramid appeared Tuesday morning right in front […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for India

Number of Bostonians with Indian Heritage: 10,447 For centuries, Hindu ancestors have made pilgrimages to the ancient city of Haridwar, where a loved one’s ashes […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for Jamaica

Number of Bostonians with Jamaican Heritage: 11,710 Despite centuries of colonization, Jamaica has developed its own truly unique culture, which became popular worldwide after it […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for France

Number of Bostonians with French Heritage: 12,612 Oldways president Sara Baer-Sinnott, who’s curated food-centric French tours like this one since 2005, encourages heritage travelers to […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for Colombia

Number of Bostonians with Colombian Heritage: 9,009 Shirley Cardona, vice president of sales for EF Go Ahead Tours and a Colombian-American herself, put together this […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for Puerto Rico

Number of Bostonians with Puerto Rican Heritage: 35,082 While the effects of Hurricane Maria still linger on some parts of the island, San Juan and […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for England

Number of Bostonians with English Heritage: 30,090 This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey to Massachusetts. In honor of the milestone, the […]

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A Look at the Countries Bostonians Emigrated From

Germany Bostonians with
 German Heritage: 30,436 Although some Germans made their way to the Hub in the late 1700s to escape hardship in the southwestern […]

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Discovering My Roots in Ireland: Jay Cashman

Jay Cashman Boston construction magnate Number of Bostonians with Irish Heritage: 93,102 When I was young, my Great-Aunt Cabby was the historian of the family. […]

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Discovering My Roots in Cape Verde: John Barros

John Barros Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston Number of Bostonians with Cape Verdean 
Heritage: 15,197 My parents are from the island of Fogo—which […]

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Discovering My Roots in Haiti: Linda Dorcena Forry

Linda Dorcena Forry Suffolk Construction executive and former state senator Number of Bostonians with Haitian Heritage: 23,614 Before my trip in 2015, I had been […]

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Discovering My Roots in China: Janet Wu

Janet Wu Boston-based Bloomberg reporter and anchor Number of Bostonians with Chinese Heritage: 32,667 When my family returned to China for the first time, I […]

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Discovering My Roots in Vietnam: John Lam

John Lam Boston Ballet principal dancer Number of Bostonians with Vietnamese Heritage: 12,283 My parents fled on a boat from South Vietnam in the 1980s, […]